UCO Design Exhibit Explores Student Experimentations with Typography

Oct. 8, 2013

Media Contact: Angela Morris, Staff Writer, UCO College of Fine Arts and Design, 405-974-3752, amorris11@uco.edu

UCO DESIGN EXHIBIT EXPLORES STUDENT EXPERIMENTATIONS WITH TYPOGRAPHY

The University of Central Oklahoma Department of Design will present “Type Talks: An Exhibition of Student Experiments with Typography” opening with a free, open-to-the-public reception from 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Donna Nigh Gallery, located on the third floor of the Nigh University Center.           

“Typography is an integral skill for all graphic designers and one that is required in design curriculum worldwide,” said Ruki Ravikumar, M.F.A., chair of the Department of Design.  

This exhibit will feature a variety of projects showcasing sophomore and junior students in the design program who have explored innovative, memorable techniques of typography and have created their own original styles.           

“Typography is a skill that is often underestimated or overlooked by those outside the field as it appears to just be text on a page; however, there is a lot more to typography than mere font selection,” explained Ravikumar.           

This exhibit will be on display through Nov. 24.           

For more information regarding “Type Talks” or Central’s design program, contact Ravikumar at rravikumar@uco.edu or visit www.uco.edu/cfad/design.           

For a complete listing of all UCO College of Fine Arts and Design events and performances, please visit www.uco.edu/cfad/events.

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Editor’s Note: Download art for publication to accompany this release at www.uco.edu/photo/Typography10.13.

Cutline: This experimentation in typography by University of Central Oklahoma Design student James Adams will be among the work featured in “Type Talks: An Exhibit of Student Experiments with Typography” opening with a free, open-to-the-public reception from 4-5:30 p.m., Oct. 24 in the Donna Nigh Gallery.